The reports present key statistics on activity in the criminal justice system for England and Wales. It provides information for the latest 12 months (March 2017 to March 2018) with accompanying commentary, analysis and presentation of longer term trends.
An interactive Sankey diagram (a type of flow diagram, in which the width of the arrows is shown proportionally to the number each represents) presenting information on criminal histories accompanies this bulletin. It can be found via:
The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice; Minister of State for Justice; 2 Parliamentary Under Secretary of States; Lords spokesperson – Ministry of Justice; 2 Special Advisers; Principal Private Secretary; Deputy Principal Private Secretary; 3 Private Secretaries; 4 Assistant Private Secretaries; 3 Press Officers; Director of Communications; Permanent Secretary; Director General Finance Group; Director of Analytical Services and Chief Economist; Chief Statistician; Director, Offender and Youth Justice Policy; Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group; Deputy Director, Legal Operations - Courts & Tribunals Development Directorate; Deputy Director, Sentencing Policy; Section Head, Criminal Court Policy; 3 Policy Advisors; Policy Official; Deputy Director, Crime; Head of Operational Performance.
Home Secretary; Permanent Secretary; Director of Crime; Head of Crime and Policing Statistics; Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Assistant Private Secretary to the HO Permanent Secretary; Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service; Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service.
Lord Chief Justice; Legal Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice; Assistant Private Secretary to the Lord Chief Justice.
Senior Policy Adviser, Office of the Attorney General; Desk officer, Cabinet Office; Statistician, Youth Justice Board.